Seongju (South Korea) Residents Against THAAD
Human chain against US deployment of the so-called 'missile defense' system THAAD in their community. The Pentagon claims it is aimed at North Korea but the residents have learned that the weapons system (a key element in US first-strike attack planning) is actually aimed at China.
MIT emeritus professor and US missile defense system expert Theodore Postol is raising questions over whether China might regard Seongju as a military target following Seoul and Washington’s decision to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the North Gyeongsang Province county.
“It’s a near certainty that the Chinese military will develop a strike plan for the THAAD radar deployed in Seongju,” said Postol. “It’s not an emotional thing. China doesn’t have any choice because it sees the THAAD radar as a major threat to its own nuclear deterrent against the US,” he explained.
“It shows why reducing tensions among the US, China, and Russia is such a practical concern.”